Bees are extremely important both for nature, and for people. as albert einstein warned: If bees become extinct, the human population would also die out within four years. Bees at present suffer greatly and a number of scientists predict a less than rosy future. Bees are afflicted by pesticides, American foulbrood, Colony Collapse disorder, and first and foremost diseases spread by a parasite mite known as Varroa destructor. Varroa has moved from southeast Asia to practically entire world and currently poses the greatest threat.
And the situation is actually growing dramatically worse. without human intervention, the Honey Bee will not be able to survive in the outdoors any longer. Beekeepers have been fighting against Varroa; they have been practically helpless however. They use chemicals, pesticides and acids to try to suppress the mite. These are not efficient enough and cannot exterminate the mite. Furthermore, all the chemicals weaken the bees and the Varroa mite is actually growing resistance. The drugs remain inside the beehives and hive.
Structures, reside in the bee wax, and may even find their way into the honey we all consume. This is why we have developed a radically innovative beehive, which makes getting rid of the mite possible without any chemicals whatsoever. After 10 years of research and testing in cooperation with Palacky University we finally managed to develop a Thermosolar beehive, which can kill the Varroa Destructor with 100 per cent efficiency, completely without the use of drugs. The bee colonies living.
Inside the thermosolar hive are healthier and stronger, and consequently produce considerably more honey. Thermal therapy has been known for a long time already, but it has only been utilized rarely and with difficulties. And it has never been applied in such a progressive way. There is no need for any pesticides, no drugs to treat the bees, the honey from our beehives is clean and pure. The solution is revolutionary, as it solves several problems at the same time.
The thermosolar hive cures with only sunshine. it exploits the fact that compared with bees the Varroa mites are extremely sensitive to increased temperatures. It works as follows: The beekeeper simply removes the outer cover of the hive, waits till the sun warms the air in the upper section of the hive, and places the outer cover back on. Thanks to the unique technical solution the temperatures within the hive even out and are maintained over the healing limit for more than 2 hours. The bees, the bee brood, and the combs tolerate.
Such increased temperatures without any problems. the majority of the varroa mite are killed; only those mites attached at that moment to the bees outside the hive survive. The remaining mites leave the old bees on the larvae over the following 10 days. It is therefore sufficient to repeat the treatment once again, and the Varroa is exterminated completely. Varroa treatment is not the only benefit of the Thermosolar Hive. Thanks to utilization of the solar energy the hive saves the honey reserves, helps the bees survive winter easily,.
The bee colonies develop much faster in the spring and increase the honey yield. the technology is proved scientifically and practically as well. The beekeepers found it to be successful. Thermosolar Hive save beekeepers time, make beekeeping easier, without chemicals and enhance the yield of healthier honey. We want the Thermosolar Hive to reach beekeepers from all over the world, so it can help save bees and increase the quality of honey. We all want honey without chemicals.
Flow Hive Up Close The Bee Vlog April 18 2016
Im back! did you miss me? Look what Ive got! Its the Flow hive. Actually its not mine. Im borrowing it from a friend so that I can get some handson time with it and shoot a tutorial about it. But before I do that I want to mention something about the last Flow hive tutorial I made. Sometimes, we creators try to do something different or new and we make something and we put it out there and it doesnt always land the way we thought it would.
A year ago i made a tutorial giving my opinion of the viral flow hive tutorial. this ended up being my most disliked tutorial. But dont worry, Im not actually bothered by that. The tutorial was mainly a reply to their misleading marketing tutorial and the even more misleading media coverage of it. Many of you seemed to understand that, because its also my most liked tutorial. I stand by what I said back then and also acknowledge that I did make a few mistakes.
In the scripting. but im not interested in rehashing it. im just going to let it stand. The tutorials still there so if you havent seen it, you can go watch it. However, there is one thing I would like to apologize for. Many people saw the Flow hive tutorial and got really excited about beekeeping. Then they saw my tutorial and they felt like there was a bit of an old school mentality where people like me would not accept them into beekeeping.
For that i sincerely apology. it has always been my goal to make the beekeeping world more inclusive. I hope you can know that no matter what kind of hive you use, or how you choose to keep bees, I think we all have the same goal and I will always welcome you into my beekeeping family. Okay, now on to the review Theres actually a lot I could talk about, but there are plenty of other tutorials out there.
Talking about those things. including the tutorials and instruction on the flow website and YouTube channel. Im just going to talk about a few things that I think are important that I dont think anybody is really addressing. That is: the plastic frames, swarm control, and overwintering. If youve already bought one or plan on buying one Im also going to be giving suggestions.
To help you to be successful. Many questions and concerns have been brought up about the plastic frames. Plastic is a concern because some contain a toxic chemical called Bisphenol A, or BPA. It can leach into our food and cause health problems. Flows website states that the cells in the frame are made of a food grade, BPAfree Polypropylene. The same plastic thats been used in beehives and honey production for years.
Then there are the clear plastic parts on the ends of the frame that flow says are a virgin food grade copolyester that contains no BPA or BPS. That seems like a rather generic description. Looking at the recycle symbol marked on these clear parts, we can see its been tagged with the number 7. First of all, this symbol doesnt mean its made from recycled plastic. Their website is very clear in stating its all virgin plastic. Not recycled. That may.
Be a concern to some people, since its adding to the abundance of plastic being produced. But thats outside the scope of this tutorial, so Im not going to go there. The 7 indicates the category of plastic. In this case it means other. Meaning its a plastic that doesnt belong in the other 6 categories. This could include things like polycarbonates that do contain BPA, but it doesnt mean thats definitely the case. Flow doesnt give the exact details on what type of plastic this is. They basically say,.